Sweet Potato Cumin Fries with Harissa Dips

I can’t help but chuckle as the lyrics to “Dazed and Confused” bellow from the radio – how apt is this song for how I am feeling right now?!! Having just waved goodbye to my crazy BFF, I am definitely all in a daze (and suffering from severe food and booze hangovers) after a riotous 4th of … Continue reading Sweet Potato Cumin Fries with Harissa Dips

Stars & Stripes Cake for July 4th

"Independence" is a dirty word and one that is impossible to escape right now. I hate to be a "Debbie Downer" but I am SO fed up with the EU Referendum and the impending economic gloom we are all to suffer until the eventual signing of Article 50 and the UK officially leaves Europe. So god bless America, July 4th and Independence … Continue reading Stars & Stripes Cake for July 4th

Cupcake Sliders

It all started with Colon Hydrotherapy... Since we (me and the hubby) had put ourselves under such a traumatic experience in the name of "healthy living" we decided to try and prolong the benefits of our trauma by eating a healthier diet. However, those of you who have been following the blog for a while will already know … Continue reading Cupcake Sliders

Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Why is it that the sun instantly makes you feel happier and more (dare I say) 'passionate' about even the most mundane tasks? This is a question I found myself asking as I threw open the windows and dove into a mountain of ironing that even the most experienced sherpa would shy away from. With the … Continue reading Coconut Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Blueberry Fritters

Happy National Doughnut Day! Yes, that's right, today is a day dedicated to the holey doughnut (or 'donut' as it is more commonly known in the US!), a day where it is absolutely obligatory to feast on at least one of these sugary, fluffy morsels of delight! Brought to the United States via Dutch immigrants in the 19th century, … Continue reading Blueberry Fritters

Home-Made Hummus

Some days are simply meant to be spent on the sofa. You know the ones? When it's cold, wet and grey outside and you know it'll be impossible to get down the street without at least one car splashing puddle water all over you as it drives by. Well today is one of those days, so … Continue reading Home-Made Hummus

Iced VoVo Cake

Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the USA and what better way to treat mom than with a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! Having just returned from a trip to Sydney, I was excited to get my first taste of a VoVo - and now I'm a VoVo addict, they are my new … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake

Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Some of the things you find later in life are the things you end up in loving the most. For me that includes my husband, brussel sprouts, meat and pomegranate. It's strange that a food can be so available to you and yet you can reach adult life having never tried it. It wasn't until my husband brought home … Continue reading Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza

Whether you're partial to Hawaiian style ham and pineapple, Italian sausage and pepperoni, or  barbecue chicken, pizza is a universal food that everyone enjoys. This week, as I indulged in my fave Mushroom, Artichoke and Truffle Oil Pizza at Primo's, my mom excitedly told me about Aunt D's Strawberry Pizza. Now, I am always one to … Continue reading Aunt D’s Pineapple Dessert Pizza

Watergate Salad – Easter Sunday

I have an insanely sweet tooth, which is partly why I have settled into life in America so well. No matter where you go the next sugar fix is never far away. Pop into the drug store and a huge candy aisle awaits you, order a bacon and egg breakfast and it'll come drizzled in maple syrup. Watergate Salad, … Continue reading Watergate Salad – Easter Sunday

Thin Mints Ice Cream

This has to be one of my favourite times of the year in America, not only because our clocks go forward this weekend and summer time is officially on its way, but because it's terribly difficult to go anywhere without being accosted by a girl scout asking you to buy a box of her Girl Scout Cookies. Usually … Continue reading Thin Mints Ice Cream

Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam

Happy Mothers Day! Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the UK and what better way to treat mum than to give her a day of relaxation, a constant supply of tea (or Prosecco if your mum is anything like mine!) and a slice of this irresistible Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam?!!! You're probably wondering what an earth a … Continue reading Iced VoVo Cake with Pink Guava Jam

Toad in the Cornhole

Who doesn’t love Toad-in-the-Hole? But before you start calling animal protection out on me, please let me explain! Toad-in-the-Hole is NOT a terrible act of perverse toad punishment, but a tasty English dish consisting of sausages “hiding” in a giant Yorkshire Pudding (Yorkshire Puddings are similar to American Popovers). What’s not to like?! This week, … Continue reading Toad in the Cornhole

Sweet Thai Chili Fishcakes

We were recently visited by some good friends from Alaska, a really sweet retired couple my husband met, rather randomly, in a local Thai restaurant five years ago. They visit Seattle at least once a year and we always look forward to seeing them, as they always have lots of hilarious stories to tell. This visit they came loaded … Continue reading Sweet Thai Chili Fishcakes

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Today's recipe is based on an American classic - Snickerdoodle cookies. A Snickerdoodle is a fantastically scrumptious, soft and chewy cookie that is coated in cinnamon sugar (nom, nom, nom)! I have to say that I love a good English biscuit. There is nothing quite like the crisp, crunch bite of a Rich Tea, a round of Shortbread, or a Chocolate Digestive. So … Continue reading Snickerdoodle Cookies

Persian Love Cake & Rose Cream – Valentines Day

Are you in the mood for love? Well whether you like it or not, tomorrow is St. Valentines Day, a day on which we all display our love and affection for our sweetheart. I'm in love and I would hope that my husband loves me too, but shouldn't we be expressing our love for each other every day of the … Continue reading Persian Love Cake & Rose Cream – Valentines Day

Pork Belly Char Siu – CNY

Monday 8th February sees in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Sounds like the perfect excuse to monkey around, get up to some monkey business and have more fun than a barrel of monkeys doesn't it?!! OK OK, I'll spare you the cheesy monkey phrases, but it's hard to resist when I am so excited. You see, I … Continue reading Pork Belly Char Siu – CNY

Texan Style Baked Beans

As a Brit I was brought up on Baked Beans because baked beans totally rock - fact! As a child there was nothing better than arriving home from school to a plate of hot buttery toast smothered in baked beans. It's one of life's simplest pleasures, an institution, and something that should not to be messed with. Good ole … Continue reading Texan Style Baked Beans

Thaifusions Swimming Rama Thai Pizza

A change is as good as a rest, at least that is what they say isn't it?! And with the start of a new year I have decided it's time for change. So my New Year's resolution is not only to make this food blog as awesome as is awesomely possible, but to also cook one new food … Continue reading Thaifusions Swimming Rama Thai Pizza

Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci And who am I to argue with the great Mr da Vinci?!! So today's recipe is simple, wholesome, healthy and super tasty - Skillet Roasted Cauliflower. It makes the perfect side for a mid-week dinner party. The sophistication of this dish is partly attributed to my beloved Lodge cast iron skillet. Cast … Continue reading Skillet Roasted Cauliflower

Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Chili

Moving to America has totally changed me - FACT. Not only have I become a wife (aiming for fully fledged domesticated goddess status!), but I also find myself saying "have a nice day" to complete strangers, I throw out the "trash" rather than the rubbish, I eat an entrée instead of a main, and I no longer consider putting sweet and … Continue reading Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Chili